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88 degrees tomorrow?

LLeytonRules
06-11-2006, 05:30 AM
I read somewhere that it will be 88 degrees during match time.Can someone confirm this?Is this the hottest day it has been in RG?I hope the courts play fast then.

Volley Art
06-11-2006, 05:34 AM
That's going to help Rog. What about wind?

LLeytonRules
06-11-2006, 05:36 AM
5-10 miles per hour from what i heard.

Volley Art
06-11-2006, 05:37 AM
Shouldn't be much of a factor, then. I doubt the weather will make that much of a difference, especially if they're going to bust the hoses out.

Neverstopfightin
06-11-2006, 09:14 AM
88 degrees means Nadal's ball will bounce very high . The hot makes the balls bounce higher and this is positive for Nadal's topspin.

Last year Nadal-Gasquet it was a very hot day and Richard still has nightmares with those bounces.

Chocobo
06-11-2006, 09:26 AM
I'm not sure the heat will favour Federer. Don't forget that Nadal is from Mallorca, I assume he loves scorching heat.

Anyway, I can confirm that it will be very very hot on court. It's only 10.30 AM and heat is already barely standable in Paris...AO weather is upon us :eek:

jenanun
06-11-2006, 09:32 AM
they are playing in the same court under the same condition.....
from previous posts:
ball bounce higher but speed is faster...
so adv neutralised, no?

also,

federer is not someone who just come out from swiss ice mountain

i dont think high temperature affects him...

Neverstopfightin
06-11-2006, 09:48 AM
they are playing in the same court under the same condition.....
from previous posts:
ball bounce higher but speed is faster...
so adv neutralised, no?

also,

federer is not someone who just come out from swiss ice mountain

i dont think high temperature affects him...

Both players will be happy with the conditions because Roger wants a fast court for his playstyle and Rafa prefers fast claycourts to slow claycourts and also likes a lot the sun because helps him to create more topspin, so both players won't compalin about conditions.

Last year his meeting in semis was completely different because it was a cloudy-rainy day , heavy court and balls . Nadal doesn't like to play with that weather because he can't create a lot of topsin and doesn't like the heavy balls either .

Black Adam
06-11-2006, 09:57 AM
I think the conditions favor Nadal more.......boy it's really scorching down here.

adee-gee
06-11-2006, 10:09 AM
Good stuff. It helps Rafa, no doubt about it.

If anyone saw yesterday the women's final you could see how high the balls were bouncing up. With Rafa's topspin it'll be tiring on Fed's backhand to keep having to hit balls miles above his head :)

Neverstopfightin
06-11-2006, 10:11 AM
If the match is too long Roger will be the favorite since Rafa is quite tired after being on court a lot of hours . Some say he's like a energizer bunny and it's true he has a very good stamina but because of his playstyle he runs the double of his opponent in every match and that's why against Roger , a player who has a good stamina too , Nadal will never reach a fifth set less tired than Federer .

Plus we have to add the hot as a physical factor and although Nadal is a guy used to hot , sun , humidity and high temperatures because of his birthplace ( Mallorca ) , the hot will make both players to fatigue more and unlike Roger who reaches this match very rested Rafa is in the final with his energy quite diminished .

What i'm quite sure is that if Nadal wins this won't be thanks for a physical/stamina factor but mental or tennis factors.

FedFan
06-11-2006, 10:13 AM
The heat will not affect Roger, I guess. He was more than 4 hours less on court than Nadal. I think if the match gets over a longer distance it may be an advantage for Roger.

*Ljubica*
06-11-2006, 11:28 AM
I read somewhere that it will be 88 degrees during match time.Can someone confirm this?Is this the hottest day it has been in RG?I hope the courts play fast then.
Don't think it's the hottest day - it's about the same as yesterday - temperatures are pretty much the same all over UK, France and Germany at the moment. It's pretty humid in London today though which it hasn't been before - so if that humidity is the same in Paris (we normally have very similar weather), it will make it very unpleasant for the players in a long match.

Chocobo
06-11-2006, 11:38 AM
Don't think it's the hottest day - it's about the same as yesterday - temperatures are pretty much the same all over UK, France and Germany at the moment. It's pretty humid in London today though which it hasn't been before - so if that humidity is the same in Paris (we normally have very similar weather), it will make it very unpleasant for the players in a long match.

Being there I would say it's even hotter than yesterday. And the humidity is indeed very high

*Ljubica*
06-11-2006, 11:47 AM
Being there I would say it's even hotter than yesterday. And the humidity is indeed very high
I'm glad I'm at home then! I can't stand the heat!!! Mind you - I was at RG for the lst week and it was freezing :eek:

stebs
06-11-2006, 11:51 AM
I think it helps them both in different ways. It means Rafa's topspn will have more of an effect at kicking the ball up of the surface, he will also be more used to the conditions. However, he may get more tired than usual with all the running he does if the match goes long. He's barely a human but just about :)

It will help Federer's shots to go faster and also heat doesn't seem to effect him very much. It may be less natural for him though being bought up in the colder Switzerland.

Saumon
06-11-2006, 12:42 PM
I'd say it was between 29 and 32°C yesterday with wind from time to time. Now my feet are sunburnt :sobbing:

joeb_uk
06-12-2006, 04:00 PM
they are playing in the same court under the same condition.....


I hate when people say this, it is not true. People's body will react differently, and so will they react different mentally. Its not the same condintion for example if federer only sweats 1.5 l.hr-1, and nadal sweats 2.5-3 l.hr-1. Nothing can be done about that, so its not like its the same for both players. Of course it will cause hydration issues, and a bigger chance of dehydration if a player sweats more etc.

Then there is the issue of how it effects play, which also doesnt support its the same condintion for everyone (because people have predominant styles of play, and they may not be effected with the condintions and others may have their performance greatly reduced because of it).

joeb_uk
06-12-2006, 04:05 PM
Don't think it's the hottest day - it's about the same as yesterday - temperatures are pretty much the same all over UK, France and Germany at the moment. It's pretty humid in London today though which it hasn't been before - so if that humidity is the same in Paris (we normally have very similar weather), it will make it very unpleasant for the players in a long match.

Hmmm its awful here, when I went up to surbiton last week it was about 28-29, such uncomfortable heat. I prefusely sweat, probably as badly as nalbandian and I drip with sweat when just sitting there in hot weather :lol:

It is meant to be 31 at queens today, I am glad I didnt go there this week. I wouldnt be able to handle it. It must be awful for players to play in heat like this, especially for players like nalbandian, must be a real challenge.